1. rknowlt's Avatar
    Never ever. I have never put one onto my own iPhones, nor have I ever encountered one on a friend's phone that I have liked. The 3GS oleophobic coating is PRIME just the way it is. The actual glass never scratches, and the coating keeps fingerprints from sticking, as well as being the most pleasant feeling touchscreen I have ever used.
    05-22-2010 01:02 PM
  2. mo98's Avatar
    The glass screen may be scratch resistant but it's not scratch proof. It will get scratches over time. They may not be real notiable but they are there. I use a screen protector for resale value.
    05-22-2010 02:25 PM
  3. Jellotime91's Avatar
    The glass screen may be scratch resistant but it's not scratch proof. It will get scratches over time. They may not be real notiable but they are there. I use a screen protector for resale value.
    That's not necessarily true. I have zero scratches on mine, in fact I've never had a single scratch on any of my 5 iPhones, and I never used a case once. Even when I clean them off and look at them with intense lights and everything there really isn't a single scratch, and I am a dropper. It really depends on a lot of things, so saying they "will get scratches over time" isn't really true.
    05-22-2010 02:58 PM
  4. mo98's Avatar
    Sorry. I just have a hard time believing that. I've never owned any kind of mobile device that didn't get at the least those small hairline scratches. Not saying it's impossible, but highly unlikely. If the iPhone somehow acheived scratch-proof status Jobs would be making a big deal about it and the accessary companies would stop manufacturing screen shields for iPhones.
    05-22-2010 09:29 PM
  5. Jellotime91's Avatar
    Well, Jobs can't say it's completely scratch-proof, nothing is. But, there's a reason screen protectors are not sold at the Apple store. And I'd gladly show you my iPhone if I could. There are tons of scratches on the crappy back, but the screen is flawless. Not a single imperfection.
    05-22-2010 10:00 PM
  6. mo98's Avatar
    I saw screen protectors for sale at an Apple store in Houston, TX.
    05-22-2010 10:19 PM
  7. Jellotime91's Avatar
    Really? I'm pretty sure I remember reading that they recently stopped selling them at all/most apple stores. Maybe they had inventory left to clear out. Not sure.
    05-22-2010 10:30 PM
  8. Jellotime91's Avatar
    Oh ok, they will stop selling in May. Here's an article, not the best one but I just found it quick.

    Apple To Stop Selling Screen Protectors | NetbookBoards.com
    05-22-2010 10:31 PM
  9. jay0heavenly's Avatar
    I've had a screen protector and incase slider case on mine since day 1. Necessary for the iPhone? Maybe.

    Necessary for my sanity? Absolutley!
    05-22-2010 10:53 PM
  10. soulfulzeta's Avatar
    I've used the phone without a screen protector but I like the mirrored one. Keeps folk out of your business.
    05-23-2010 01:49 PM
  11. ajnabi's Avatar
    i used Zagg screen protector. and its cool to use






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    05-23-2010 01:52 PM
  12. BuddhistGirafe's Avatar
    I have had my 3GS since launch date last year and have never once put any form of a case or screen protector on it. They all just look bad. AND, the device is perfectly fine with no scratches on the screen or smudges or anything. it looks pristine.
    05-23-2010 03:22 PM
  13. Jellotime91's Avatar
    I have had my 3GS since launch date last year and have never once put any form of a case or screen protector on it. They all just look bad. AND, the device is perfectly fine with no scratches on the screen or smudges or anything. it looks pristine.
    Same... I just feel like it's a bastardization of the design. Haha..
    05-23-2010 04:43 PM
  14. E Pow's Avatar
    I was using screen protectors for a couple of months. I got tired of having to change them because of dirt getting under them. I'm not a fan of them anymore.
    05-23-2010 07:26 PM
  15. awboy#IM's Avatar
    I absolutely hate screen protectors. I purchased the phone to look and function beautifully and I feel that SPs prevent that. I'd rather have a few scratches than a worse experience.
    05-23-2010 07:31 PM
  16. baste07's Avatar
    id rather have a good and safe sceen rather than with scratches.
    05-23-2010 08:32 PM
  17. mo98's Avatar
    I've been using the ones that come with a switcheasy case. I was able to install without any bubbles. I've had several iPhone owners comment that they can't even tell I use a screen protector. It doesn't mess up the experience for me at all. The screen is smooth and sensitive.
    05-23-2010 08:52 PM
  18. lungho's Avatar
    I've been using the ones that come with a switcheasy case. I was able to install without any bubbles. I've had several iPhone owners comment that they can't even tell I use a screen protector. It doesn't mess up the experience for me at all. The screen is smooth and sensitive.
    That's because SwitchEasy has packages better than average screen protectors with their cases.

    I've tried cheaper screen protectors from companies like Griffin. They're so thick, you literately have to beat the screen to get it to register a touch.
    05-23-2010 10:39 PM
  19. toptvshows's Avatar
    I just use the cheaper ones that come that are most compatibly with other's.
    05-24-2010 06:43 AM
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